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The school newspaper of Oakville High School


The school newspaper of Oakville High School


Wicks works to make lesson plans and put in grades for her students. When my husband and I went back to work it was a whole other adjustment period, Wicks said.  Wicks only teaches students in the freshman class at Oakville and says they still check in on the baby.

A Glimpse Into Motherhood

Lucy Caira, Reporter March 3, 2024

When Codie Wicks, freshman English teacher, picked up the phone on June 20 2023, she received urgent news of a newborn baby boy who was in need of a family to love and care for him. Since then, her life...

Heidi Niedermann (12) celebrates her eighteenth birthday with friends and family. I loved how everyone dressed up and gave it their all for me, Niedermann said. She also had wrestling themed food at the party, playing on their names for the dishes.

What’s With Wrestling?

Maddy Geisler, Design Editor-In-Chief February 26, 2024

Blinding lights fill the screen of an old ipad as shadowy figures take the stage. Through the wired headphones the crowd screams as smoke appears and the music starts. A 10 year-old Heidi Niedermann is...

Macy Judd (12) and Delaney Murphy (12) Rehearses one of the scenes while Judd attempts to knit. Right now were working on cleaning. So we work chunk by chunk to make sure that its exactly where we want it to be transitions and things like that, Judd said. Judd and many of the other actors play multiple roles in this one-act play.

The Stage: A larger-than-life class of only a few

Tristan Howard, Reporter February 24, 2024

All of the world’s a stage, but at OHS, it’s just a class. The theater department added a new class this year called The Stage, which allows the students to expand their experience outside of the...

Purnals piano

Purnal’s piano

Ava Chancellor, Editor-in-Chief February 23, 2024

As you walk through the cinder-blocked first floor of OHS, you might hear a faint, transcendent melody pinging through the hallways. You might find yourself wanting to hear more, to find where this unexpected...

The Voice Behind The Annoucements

Maria Parisi, Reporter February 5, 2024

Students are probably familiar with hearing the daily announcements, but they may not know who is behind them. Administrative assistant Renee Lamatina has been in charge of the announcements for the last...

Jalali gazes off into the sunset of Cabo.

Winter Break on the Beach

Lucy Caira, Reporter February 4, 2024

Winter break is a highly anticipated period of two weeks in which students are able to rest, relax and recharge. School can be quite draining for students, which makes winter break extremely desirable....

Behind the scenes of Mr.OHS

Behind the scenes of Mr.OHS

Ava Chancellor, Editor-in-Chief February 1, 2024

On Friday, Jan. 19, 13 OHS seniors participated in the annual Mr. OHS competition, an event hosted by DECA and FCCLA to raise money for their club-sponsored trips and a charitable foundation. “There’s...

On Nov. 16, 2023, Lily Nguyen (9) poses for a photo with her dance friends at the Nexstar National Competition. This was my most recent competition, and I was so exited to preform, Nguyen said. Nguyen also dances for the OHS Golden Girls.

Dance Is Life

Malia Mustabasic, JI Reporter January 4, 2024

Some students hang out with friends after school, read or even play video games...but not Lily Nguyen (9). Nguyen spends her afternoons at dance. Nguyen is an OHS JV Golden Girl and a competitive dancer...

Reece Ahrens (12) poses with a deer during his hunting season. Hunting and fishing are not just hobbies, Ahrens said, theyre a way of life...”

Hooked and Captured

Noah Ahrens, JI January 2, 2024

When it comes to hunting, it's not just about the thrill of the chase for some, but also about connecting with nature and providing food for yourself and your family. This is how Reece Ahrens (12) feels...

Teacher Tyler Lingle poses on top of the stage he put together. In theater, it helps definitely that Im still young and can still do a lot of things, Lingle said. Because as a tech director, I have to build and move a lot of things, so if I was old and weak, I wouldnt be able to do many things... Lingle, on top of being the Technical Director for the theater program, also sponsors the Chess Club.

Difficulties and Duties

Noah Frillman, JI Reporter December 31, 2023

Math teacher Tyler Lingle, although new to OHS teaching Algebra II and Honors Algebra II, is already adored by many students. In addition to teaching, though, Lingle sponsors the Chess Club and is a technical...

Dance Is How We Do It

Avery Hof, JI Reporter December 30, 2023

Evelyn Manning (10) has a passion and love for competitive dance, a sport that requires much determination and perseverance. Manning is skilled in a variety of different types of dance, each of which she...

Coach Laura Bishop poses with niece Laura Benignus (10) Dec. 7, 2023. Were pretty close, Id say, Benignus said. Bishop and Benignus said they share an interesting relationship when it comes to school sports.

Relations Around OHS

Ayanna Lyons, JI Reporter December 29, 2023

You may have noticed coach and PE teacher Laura Bishop and student Laura Benignus (10) together around OHS. What you may not have known is that they are related, as Bishop is Benignus’ aunt. “Yeah,...

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